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  1. #268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?

    #268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?
    Let QRFS's crash course on state licensing and NICET certification help you find authorized and eminently skilled standpipe and fire sprinkler contractors.
  2. #267 – What Dial Range Should You Select When You Buy a Pitot Gauge?

    #267 – What Dial Range Should You Select When You Buy a Pitot Gauge?
    Handheld pitot gauge kits make flow tests easy. But it’s important to match pitot tube pressure gauges to the flow rates and orifice sizes you’ll be testing.
  3. #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies

    #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies
    Get to know your fire sprinkler system risers better with a look at common components and manifolds in wet-pipe sprinkler systems—both commercial and residential.
  4. #262 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Inspection Software Repairs the Process for Correcting Deficiencies

    #262 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Inspection Software Repairs the Process for Correcting Deficiencies
    QRFS examines Inspect Point, a digital ITM software solution that’s dramatically improving life safety—and profits for ITM contractors.
  5. #261 – Fire Sprinkler Head Guard Color: Requirements and Best Practices

    #261 – Fire Sprinkler Head Guard Color: Requirements and Best Practices
    Smart color choices help code-compliant fire sprinkler head guards (sprinkler head cages) enhance a building's look while reducing accidental discharges.
  6. #258 – Pump Priming 101: Do I Have to Prime My Hydrostatic Test Pump?

    #258 – Pump Priming 101: Do I Have to Prime My Hydrostatic Test Pump?
    QRFS explains when manual priming is required by a gravity feed – even for self-priming hydrostatic test pumps.
  7. #257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components

    #257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components
    Each fire riser serves as a central hub for sprinkler system inspection, testing, and repair. For more on residential and commercial risers, fire sprinkler riser components, and how they’re used in different system types, read on.
  8. #255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function

    #255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function
    QRFS examines hydrostatic test pumps: the device that enables a critical fire protection system test that ensures piping networks can handle the pressure.
  9. #252 – Set and Cure Times for CPVC Glue (Solvent Cement): How Much Time Does It Take to Dry?

    #252 – Set and Cure Times for CPVC Glue (Solvent Cement): How Much Time Does It Take to Dry?
    Often called CPVC glue, CPVC solvent cement joins pipes and fittings at a molecular level. QRFS covers everything installers need to know about the time required for CPVC glue to initially dry (set) and permanently cure when used with CPVC brands like BlazeMaster®, FlameGuard®, and ThermaFit Industries.
  10. #248 – A Guide to Top Beam Clamps for Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems

    #248 – A Guide to Top Beam Clamps for Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
    Top beam clamps used to hang pipes in fire sprinkler and standpipe systems perform well in buildings with steel beams and other metal supports. Learn how they work, where they’re used, and what fire code requires.

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